[Darkroom] scanography

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 20:56:00 PST 2010


Right, I recall this. That's why Ben's scanner camera is BW.

So I guess it's making RGB images and combining them, with little
aberations. The artifacts are turquoise and red, which are thematic colors
for this artist already (i.e.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghastly/5209726067/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghastly/3860345038/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghastly/3882878788/), her work is all blue
blacks and red highlights, so it's really an appropriate medium for her.

Well, I'm curious to try it out. I wonder if you can hack the RGB cycling
mechanism to make false color...?

-Kelly

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 18:51, Jasmine Strong <jasmine at electronpusher.org>wrote:

>
> A lot of scanners have a monochrome CCD sensor and use colour-cycling
> illumination to produce full colour.  Motion of the subject during the scan
> produces interestingly chunky colour artifacts.
>
> -J.
>
> On 29 Nov 2010, at 15:49, Kelly wrote:
>
> I'm particularly curious about the weird RGB artifacts she gets. That's
> what I think it is anyway... some sort of digital color artifact, maybe from
> the scanning?
>
> For instance, the vertical lines in this image:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghastly/3746961907/
>
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 03:02, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Damn me too. Looks like she's just havin some photogram-style fun with a
>> flatbed scanner... Let's try it now that there's a working one set up in the
>> space. (It's by the laser printer if you guys haven't seen).
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 6:23 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I'm not sure what this girl is doing, but I want to go to there.
>>>
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghastly/tags/scannography/
>>>
>>> -K
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